Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:6 NIV
Oh, be careful little tongue what you say. The tongue can be like a two edged blade of a sword. It can cause trouble and damage that is difficult to repair. Have you ever spat out words that you wish you had not used? Almost every single person who occupies space on the Earth has been guilty of this kind of behavior. What can one do about this type of action? It is not as easy as hitting the delete button. Words can keep on hurting or helping the person who receives those words.
All of the words we use have the power to tear down or build up others. One of the most powerful things my mother taught me was that we are responsible for the words that come out of our mouths, and only the individual has that control. No one else has that power. Words used in gossip are extremely toxic. It does not matter the purpose of the gossip.
“They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,”
Romans 1:29 NIV
“Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.”
1 Timothy 5:13 NIV
Gossip is deceptive. It can fool us into thinking that we are justified. There are times when we have to share what we have been told or what someone else has done, but those times are few and far between. My prayer is that I will stop and think twice before I share what someone has done, what I have heard, or been told. I do not want to be a stumbling block for anyone.
Please pray for me as I am praying for you.